On Fri, 11 Aug 2006, Isaac Gouy wrote:

> In contrast, it isn't surprising that programmers try to miss out parts of a
> computation - it's what we do. The most unnatural thing about writing a
> program for the Computer Language Shootout is having to write a program
> constrained to an arbitrary distance and arbitrary route - there's some
> latitude but not as much as we're accustomed to.

then it is a brick moving contest - the kind i'm happy to lose ;-)

-a
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